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Michael Vaughan's pre-comeback plans

January 20, 2009 14:16 IST

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, the man in the centre of a storm that apparently cost two persons their job, says he wants to train for quite a few month with his county side before staking a claim to the national side.

Former captain Kevin Pietersen had wanted Vaughan in the side for the trip to the Caribbean but felt betrayed after  then coach Peter Moores did not extend his support to the move causing a public fallout between the two that cost both their jobs.

Andrew Strauss was picked to replace Pietersen while Moores place is still vacant.

With England cricket still reeling from the shock, Vaughan said he needs more time in the County circuit to get back into shape.

"The ideal thing is for me to have three months training with Yorkshire," Vaughan said. 

The former England captain added that he was targetting a return to the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley, his home ground, which begins on August 7.

Vaughan did not want to get into the reasons behind the rift between Pietersen and Moores but said the situation was "very sad". 

"I don't think anyone came out of it particularly well. It's important that we look forward  we must clear the air and get behind Straussy. It's important we get off to a good start," he was quoted as saying in Sky Sports

"I think the relationship between a captain and a coach is really important, particularly in a cricket team. It's crucial when they speak they do so as one voice, particularly in the dressing room, and obviously that hasn't happened," Vaughan observed. 

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